What to know before going to an open house?
As you might imagine, there is some open house etiquette that you should follow.
- Do Follow the Rules.
- Don’t Bring Children or Pets Along.
- Do Introduce Yourself and Sign In.
- Don’t Crowd Other Prospective Buyers.
- Do Mention Problem Areas to the Agent.
What questions should you ask when viewing a house?
Top 10 questions to ask when viewing a house
- How long has the property been on the market?
- Has there been much interest in the property?
- What’s the area like?
- How long have the owners lived there?
- Has there been any major renovations done recently?
- Is the property listed or in a conservation area?
- What’s the water pressure like?
- How much will your bills be?
Do you have to bring your realtor to an open house?
An open house is an opportunity to walk through a house that’s for sale without the need to bring along a realtor. But for open houses, you can go solo. The listing agent, also known as the seller’s realtor, will be the person hosting the open house, not the home owners (unless the house is for sale by owner).
What happens at an open house?
The point of an open house to create a buzz and sell quickly for the best possible price. If it’s overpriced, the buyers won’t show and the object is defeated. To generate a decent level of interest and ensure your open house is busy, it needs to be priced right.